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, in copenhagen, they were offering the best chance to deal with the climate and ecosystems. >> be we need to be able to price carbon as well as understand what the risk of return is. business will be able to unleash this entire potential for a new low carbon economy. it is absolutely critical that we get this deal. whether we get in copenhagen, that is uncertain but we will have a path forward. i think this is the best way forward in order to solve this problem. >> president obama has announced when he is going. he went with all the other leaders. what does this mean for the meeting? >> what we have seen over the past couple of weeks is certainly an increased expectation that we will get out of copenhagen. i think what obama has done recently by setting up a provisional target, by changing the arrival date towards the end of the session which is more important, also by offering some financial increased commitment to help developing countries. >> what do you think about the prospects for a global approach for dealing with this most global of problems. this is a very attractive points? >> a
of the outreach, and the efact it's had. copenhagen in underreported story he arrives late and he wants an agreement with the chinese premier. but he makes a strong statement on arrival that the chinese have to allow inspections. the chinese are insulted as the meetings he scheduled with the chinese prime minister. the prime minister doesn't show up. he sends a deputy to the first meeting. then an even lower level associate to a second. same with iran, where obama is rebuffed again and again and again with the russians. he got nothing in return. you wonder how long this process -- and the promise always is well, we are planning to seeds, it takes a while. we have to relax america's image. when the world loves us again we get cooperation. it hasn't happened and you wonder how long he will wait. >> bret: a.b., his critics say he was naive on a number of decisions and a number of actions. do you think that the president has really grown or changed in his first year in office? >> the most interesting question as we head to next year is whether or not we will see heads roll, new chief of sta
with relation -- prime minister vladimir putin. he also talked about the recent copenhagen conference -- climate change conference, saying he was not happy with the results of the conference. >> good afternoon. over this year, you have repeatedly met up with our colleagues and tv networks and have discussed relevant issues of economic politics. we're grateful for you to discuss the of doing your live with these three networks. we do have something to talk about and something to remember and something to discuss 2009 has not been an easy year. to this country has come up against new challenges. how do see the outgoing year? what have with the able to do? >> this year has been very complicated. it has brought a significant amount of drama. i believe that all of our citizens have had a difficult year. the most important outcome is that we have stood our ground, we have overcome, we have continued to develop and we have paid what is a relatively small price for the international financial economic crisis that has swept the planet. in terms of what we have been able to accomplish, i believe that thes
to make that vote. >> it's like the commitment that obama made in copenhagen we're going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to help the developing world reduce carbon. the democrats want to spend the money in the old u.s. of a and they're spending money there and stuff like this is going to be marginal for congressional democrats. >> and also the decision to try the 9/11 terrorists in new york, these are political decisions that obama's making to throw bones to his left wing. >> paul: and a big wild card this year, the special counsel, that attorney general eric holder appoint today look into whether the cia and bush administration officials should be indicted for their anti-terror policies. if he indicts, recommending indicting some of those you're going to see a firestorm. >> there's a good chance he'll make that recommendation. >> paul: all right, dorothy. we have to take one more break and when we come back the big events that will shape 2010 and beyond. our panel's predictions are next. @ >> time now for our new year's predictions and it's on tape, so we're going to hold you
force him to act they forced him to copenhagen on climate change, events on the ground force him to act and speak out on iran in ways he hadn't intenledssfd >> it's already happening in iran, when you consider that he spent the first year promoting engagement, something i think that many in the administration felt they had to go try in, part to bring the allies together in case they had to move on to sanctions. and i think the president has made it pretty clear they're moving to sanctions. gwen: there are more challenges on the table than there was last year at this time. thank you all very much. everyone, beginning next week, many of you will see a brand-new "washington week." the content remains the same, but we'll start broadcasting for the first time in high definition. i am definitely ready for my close-up. [laughter] not so much. be sure to check your pbs channel listings to find "washington week" in h.d., or stay right where you are and watch us where you are tonight. either way, join us around the table next week on "washington week." happy new year! good night. captioned by the
. >> there are some pretty compelling concerns. there is the copenhagen accord. people are wondering what this is. there is an agreement but it is not legally binding. >> it is important, an important step forward. it certainly is not all we were seeking. it is not yet a legally binding accord. that is where we hope this will eventually go. there are some important steps forward. all of the countries are recognizing this is a problem. we had a big battle until very recently. they were denying that had anything to do about their emissions. we have been asking about this for about four years. everybody is now incorrect i think the objectives are not going to satisfy all of the environmental groups. if countries hole to these objectives, they will make meaningful progress. >> canada was getting beaten up about this. why? >> these are the environmental groups that have always attacked our governments and others and they are unhappy with the accords. governments have to balance progress with growth. these are not easy questions. we have a position that is held, but all countries that attended the cope
was going to town to get a bottle of water and a can of copenhagen and walked off the end of the boat one night. and it was -- and then the next morning i woke up and thought a guy was bringing me a cup of coffee and a biscuit. kurt looked like me like, oh, no, he lost his mind. it wasn't but 20 minutes later he had fell asleep again. it was early that morning. and he woke up and just gave me a ringing like you wouldn't believe, mad at me because me and tressell ate up all the pizza the pizza delivery guy brought us the night before. i told him i don't know where you're at. >> at this point, kurt, it sounds like you're -- you're probably thinking what's going on here, biscuits, pizza delivery guy? >> it was a real deal. almost like you were sleep walking with your eyes open. you're looking at him and carrying on a conversation like, oh, boy, here we go. >> wow. i'm glad you guys can really have a laugh about it, we can join in as well. let's get michelle golon in on this. is that natural? is that what happens here? kind of like that movie, the tom hanks movie "castaway" where he starts ta
that international approaches -- global governance on display in copenhagen -- offers the best chance for tackling such a problem in they were offering the best chance to deal with the climate and ecosystems. >> be we need to be able to price carbon as well as understand what the risk of return is. business will be able to unleash this entire potential for a new low carbon economy. it is absolutely critical that we get this deal. whether we get in copenhagen, that is uncertain but we will have a path forward. i think this is the best way forward in order to solve this problem. >> president obama has announced when he is going. he went with all the other leaders. what does this mean for the meeting? >> what we have seen over the past couple of weeks is certainly an increased expectation that we will get out of copenhagen. i think what obama has done recently by setting up a provisional target, by changing the arrival date towards the end of the session which is more important, also by offering some financial increased commitment to help developing countries. >> what do you think about the prospects
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